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Anti-Racism Social Justice / Education and Activism: So you wanna be an activist?

Self-care

Black woman demonstrator.

A Quintessential Guide to Self-Care For Student Activists

Clarissa Brooks provides 7 self-care tips written in the form of a "love letter" to her younger self.


4 Self-Care Resources for Days When The World is Terrible

It seems like the bad news just keeps coming. Here are some self-care resources to keep you going when the trauma won’t stop.


Demonstrators demanding justice for the murder of George Floyd.

Three Black Women Activists Get Real About Self-Care, Self-Preservation & Social Change

For colored girls who need self-care when fighting the power is a whole job.

Stuff you can do

Safety During Protest (Amnesty International) 

PDF of information you should know whenever you plan to participate in a demonstration.


Protesters’ rights (from ACLU)

ACLU provides 4 different scenarios and information on how best to approach each one of them for when attending and or participating in demonstrations. Spanish version included.

My Civic Workout 

A tool meant to provide you with resources for civic engagement and a free subscription to emails with workout routines to encourage you to advocate for your health and well-being.


Demonstrators against state violence on Black lives.

Showing Up For Racial Justice Northeast Ohio (SURJ Northeast Ohio)

Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.


Organizations

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - NAMI Helpline

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.


National Institute of Mental Health

If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, there are ways to get help. Use these resources to find help for you, a friend, or a family member.


 

Mental Health America

There are a variety of organizations that offer support groups for consumers, their family members and friends. Some support groups are peer-led, while others may be led by a mental health professional. You should feel comfortable in the support group space that you choose, so trying different ones may help you determine the best fit.